Young Leader Awards

PICPA Members to Watch

Through the Young Leader Awards, the PICPA annually recognizes its members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the accounting profession through active PICPA or community volunteer activities. Keep an eye on this group. They are the future of the accounting profession and the PICPA.

In addition to climbing the ranks quickly at their organizations, past winners have gone on to serve as chapter presidents, committee chairs, and respected speakers at conferences.

Those who were nominated, and eventually chosen, for this year's award were born on or after Jan. 1, 1980.


2020 Young Leader Award Recipients

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Muthena Alsahlani

Pittsburgh Chapter

Mo is a lead business analyst with UPMC Health Plan Inc. in Pittsburgh. He is a member of Pittsburgh Chapter’s Members in Business and Industry and Cooperation with the Bar committees, as well as the statewide State Taxation Committee.

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Tasha Anterock

Northwestern Chapter

Tasha is an audit senior manager with Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP in New Castle. 

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Kimberly Brown

North Central Chapter

Kim is an audit manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Williamsport. She is a member of the North Central Chapter Executive Committee.

 


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Gerald Coveney

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Jerry is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Plymouth Meeting. He has been a member of the Construction Industry Committee since 2011.

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Stefania DeMarco

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Stefania is a director at CBIZ Inc. in Plymouth Meeting. She is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee.

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Cody Domasky

Southwestern Chapter

Cody is an audit supervisor with Deluzio & Company LLP in Greensburg. He is a member of the Southwestern Chapter Emerging CPAs and Executive committees.


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Kristi Duffy

Reading Chapter

Kristi is a fiscal manager with the County of Berks, headquartered in Reading. She is a member of the Reading Chapter Community Engagement Committee.

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Cory Eisenhofer

Reading Chapter

Cory is a manager with Herbein + Company Inc. in Reading. He serves as the secretary and treasurer of the Reading Chapter.

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Justin Erdman

South Central Chapter

Justin is an assurance manager with EY in Philadelphia. He is a member of the South Central Chapter Emerging CPAs/ Member Services Committee.


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Anna Evans

Northeastern Chapter

Anna is a manager of revenue accounting with Penn Foster Inc. in Scranton. She is a member of PICPA’s Corporate Finance Cabinet.

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Robert Forney Jr.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Rob is an internal auditor with WSFS Bank in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board.

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Clayton Gregg IV

Pittsburgh Chapter

Clayton is a partner at McClure & Wolf LLP CPAs in Uniontown. He is a member of PICPA’s Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.


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Michael Gregory

Erie Chapter

Mike is an associate at Hill Barth & King LLC in Erie. He is a member of the Erie Chapter Executive Committee.

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Jessica Hildebrand

Northeastern Chapter

Jess is an instructor of accounting at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. She is a member of PICPA Council, as well as the Northeastern Chapter’s Executive and Schools and Colleges committees.

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Gary Howell

Northeastern Chapter

Gary is a senior manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in WilkesBarre. He is a member of the Northeastern Chapter Emerging CPAs and Executive committees.


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Allison Hutz

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Allison is a senior consultant at CBIZ Valuation Group in Lawrenceville, N.J. She was a member of PICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee. She has also spoken on financial literacy to Girls Scouts and the Philadelphia Youth Network.

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Justin Keech

South Central Chapter

Justin is a financial accountant with Voith in York. He is a member of the South Central Chapter Emerging CPAs/Member Services Committee.

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Joshua M. Kollar

Lehigh Valley Chapter

Josh is a supervisor at Buckno Lisicky & Company in Allentown. He is a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Executive Committee.


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Kimberly Lyons

South Central Chapter

Kim is a principal at Simon Lever in Lititz. She is a member of PICPA’s Not-for-Profit Committee.

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Jessica Martin

Reading Chapter

Jess is an audit manager at Armo & Company PC in Reading. She is on the Reading Chapter Small Firm Alliance Committee.

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Timothy Martin

Pittsburgh Chapter

Tim is an audit senior at Schneider Downs & Co. Inc. in Pittsburgh. He is on the Pittsburgh Chapter Emerging CPAs and Schools and Colleges committees.


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Marissa McElroy

Pittsburgh Chapter

Marissa is an internal audit supervisor at Alcoa Corporation in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.

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James Pacansky

Erie Chapter

James is chief financial officer for Erie Regional Airport Authority in Erie. 

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Kayla Reichwein

Reading Chapter

Kayla is an associate with RKL in Wyomissing. She was a member of the Reading Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.


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Shannon Sabourin

Greater Philadelphia

Shannon is a senior accountant with Kreischer Miller in Horsham. She is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Executive Committee.

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Katie Samick

Southwestern Chapter

Katie is financial operations manager at Adelphoi in Latrobe. She is a member of the Southwestern Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.

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Daniel Schellhamer

Reading Chapter

Daniel is a senior tax associate with RKL in Wyomissing. He has been a member of the Reading Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee. 


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Nicholas Shearer

South Central Chapter

Nicholas is an audit manager with Hamilton & Musser PC CPAs in Mechanicsburg. He is on PICPA’s Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.

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Kyle Somers

North Central Chapter

Kyle is a director of accounting at Weis Markets in Sunbury. He is a member of the North Central Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee.

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Franklin Speicher

Pittsburgh Chapter

Frank is controller at Hy-Tech Engineered Solutions in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Community Involvement and Emerging CPAs committees.


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Joseph Sterf

Pittsburgh Chapter

Joe is a controller at Trumbull Corporation in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Executive and Schools and Colleges committees.

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William Stone Jr.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Bill is the director of business administration at Council Rock School District in Newtown. He is a member of PICPA’s Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.

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Moustapha Toure

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Moustapha is a senior tax accountant with Kreischer Miller in Horsham. He is a member of PICPA’s Education Committee.


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Kimberly Walsh

Erie Chapter

Kimberly is the chief financial officer at Team Hardinger in Erie.

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Jamie Ward

South Central Chapter

Jamie is the senior internal auditor at Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency in Harrisburg. She has been a member of the South Central Chapter Emerging CPAs/Member Services Committee since 2014.

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Tiffany Wetzel-Sturtz

Central Chapter

Tiffany is a partner at Barnes Saly & Company PC in Johnstown. She is a member of PICPA’s Government Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Central Chapter Executive Committee.


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Michael Winter

South Central Chapter

Mike is the controller at The York Water Company in York. He is a member of PICPA’s Employee Benefit Plans and Professional Ethics committees, and the South Central Chapter Corporate Finance Roundtable.

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Stephanie Wright

Pittsburgh Chapter

Steph is the director of finance at Virtual OfficeWare Healthcare Solutions in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter Women in Accounting Committee.

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Yiting Yang

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Yiting is a senior accountant with Summerwood Corporation in Conshohocken. She is a member of the Corporate Finance Cabinet, as well as the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Emerging CPAs, Schools and Colleges, and Women of the PICPA committees.


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Senahid Zahirovic

South Central Chapter

Senahid is a director with Boyer & Ritter Certified Public Accountants & Consultants in Camp Hill. He is a member of PICPA’s Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.